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Old 11-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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318 BHS Outdoor Kitchen Door

MY outdoor kitchen door leaks water somehow and somewhere it gets into the latches on the slam latch and leaks down into the catches and keeps rusting them out. Any had this problem Im going to try and take the door latches off and silicone and reinstall and see if that helps any.

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Old 12-01-2014, 02:38 PM   #2
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Nobody else had this happen.

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Old 12-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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My slam latches on my baggage doors get water in them (the latch assembly) and drip on me from the inside of the latch when i open the doors...doesn't leak inside of the storage area when shut though.
My outside kitchen doesn't have slam latches, but the twist latches for some reason. I don't know why it doesn't have slam latches when everything else does.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #4
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They don't leak inside of storage they get water in the catches and rust them out though. Somehow it is getting in through the latches them selves gonna take them off and silicone around them and see if that helps.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
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The catches on my 318 also rust let me know if you find a solution.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:57 PM   #6
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I noticed a touch of rust on my catches (im assuming you mean the bucket portion that is fixed to trailer) and I just wiped it out with some wd40?...are you saying yours are rusted through?.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:48 AM   #7
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They will be eventually wiping them helps but it wont stop it from rusting I do the same thing and mine are still rusted bad.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:02 AM   #8
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I had the exact same issue on my 318BHS. I determined it was the gaskets that seal the black outside portion of the slam latches to the outer skin of the door.
I disassembled the latches, (remove the inner screws that comes through the metal plate inside the door), and used some thin putty tape to seal the outside portion of the latch assembly to the door skin. Solved the issue of water intrusion going into the latch and then leaking into the striker plates in the door sill causing them to rust.
A word of caution, do not over tighten the screws when you reassemble the latches or the strikers will stick up in the latches and not operate freely.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:08 AM   #9
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Thanks Ashley that's what I planned on trying just haven't had a chance to do it yet. Did you buy new striker plates after you did it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:10 AM   #10
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Here is a link to a post from the rvguy some time ago. Outdoor kitchen leak

Worth a read as the rvguy is the big Kahuna at primetime.

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